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I just received notice that my PO Box is going from 40 dollars per year to 188 dollars. I really do not have other alternatives such as UPS as the effort to change would be draconian. On top of that we have not have mail delivered in over seven days to our street address. Complaints fall on deaf ears. The notice of the fee increase was also threatening and rather condescending. Just venting. Would like to hear if others are experiencing these crazy fee increases.
 
Posts: 10981 | Location: Stuck at home | Registered: January 02, 2015Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Don't have a PO box any more, but I did for over 20 years.

Have you tried a mailbox at a UPS store or any place like that?
 
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If I were starting out in a business I would clearly move. I have had the PO box for my business since the late 70s. The cost and hassle of moving it would be substantial. I am familiar with how efficiently the Post Office forwards mail. It costs them money and it is not a priority.
 
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I can't understand the logic of charging me to pick up my own mail, but delivering it by hand to my house free.
 
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Mine went up $25 for just the next six months; $162 a year. I'm dropping it if they jack the rates up again; got it mostly for packages anyways.
 
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$40 a year?

Sheeeet mine was $60+ for six months when I finally gave it up after 25 years, about five years ago. (the little small box)

Just looked online, it's now $51.00 for 3 months, $88.00 for 6 months, $176.00 for 12 months and they're out of their got'damned minds.


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I can't understand the logic of charging me to pick up my own mail, but delivering it by hand to my house free.
There's the problem . You're looking for logic .
 
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I can't understand the logic of charging me to pick up my own mail, but delivering it by hand to my house free.


hmmm... never thought to look at it that way but you do have a point.



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I can't understand the logic of charging me to pick up my own mail, but delivering it by hand to my house free.

RE: free delivery. The theory is the sender paid for delivery with the stamp.

RE: charging for PO Boxes. They don't pay rent on your mailbox, but many post offices are on rented facilities.
 
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I have never paid a cent for PO box. My wife has lived here all of her life and there has never been a fee for a box.


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USPS will choke on their rate increases.
 
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Lots of empty boxes in my local Post Office. They are advertising PO boxes all over the post office and via occasional mailers.
 
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Our 8x11 box went to 350.00. I downsized to the smallest at 145.00 yearly. They keep going up, I'll probably just drop it
 
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I'm wondering how much a box costs at a UPS Store or the like of.

There is a UPS store near me and they seem to have a good business going in rental post office boxes. A friend of mine does this.
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I'm wondering how much a box costs at a UPS Store or the like of.

There is a UPS store near me and they seem to have a good business going in rental post office boxes. A friend of mine does this.
I have had an account at The UPS Store for maybe 25 years, since before the name change (it was Mail Boxes Etc. when I first started using them).

At the store where my account is, there are three different size boxes, each with a rate for personal or business, so there are six basic rates. You can rent for three, six, or twelve months, and if you pay for twelve you get a "baker's dozen."

The big attraction for me is that package delivery is safe from Porch Pirates. The store signs for the package and sends me email and / or text to let me know that they have something for me. They also notify me if mail is placed in my box, or I can check with them and avoid unnecessary trips.

Great service and for my needs, well worth the fee.



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I can't understand the logic of charging me to pick up my own mail, but delivering it by hand to my house free.


Maybe if you ever had your mail stolen out of your curbside box you’d see the logic.
 
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My dad just sent an mass email informing all his contacts to no longer use his PO Box and use his home address. He had no explanation why and he didn’t answer his phone when I called to ask what was up. I think ZSMICHAEL has answered that question for me.

Verified - $425, so my dad said nuts to that.

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I can't understand the logic of charging me to pick up my own mail, but delivering it by hand to my house free.


Maybe if you ever had your mail stolen out of your curbside box you’d see the logic.


Or live on a sharp corner where plows clean out your mailbox every winter.
 
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They jacked mine up too so I got rid of last December.



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Ours is $40, if it gets to $180 we will drop it.


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